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Security Update:Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox and Firefox ESR to Address Several Critical Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 17:49

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Firefox and Firefox ESR Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Mozilla released a new version of Firefox (Firefox 45) fixing 40 vulnerabilities (22 classified as critical) in the browser. In addition they released security updates for Firefox ESR.

Mozilla classifies a critical vulnerability when no user interaction beyond normal browsing is required to exploit vulnerabilities.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories:


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Firefox 44.0.2 and below
  • Firefox ESR 38.6.1 and below


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of your computer.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, Firefox is setup by default to auto update.


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